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Jul 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
fletcher has new details from oslo tonight. martin, good evening. >> reporter: hi there, lester. chilling, racist picture of a confessed killer is emerging from his own writings. he wanted to bring about a revolution that would end a centuries-old muslim nation of europe. united in grief. norway's prime minister called friday's bomb and shooting attacks a national tragedy. in oslo, 17th century cathedral today, king harold and queen sonja cried with their people. 93 victims including about 80 teenagers sacrificed one man's obsession. his weapon, mass killing. tomorrow anders breivik will be arraigned in court. his lawyer said he wants to explain. but he already laid it all out on the internet. friday breivik posted a chilling 100-page manifesto which he says took him years to write, with chunks of it lifted from writings by the unabomber. in the very first sentence he wrote -- it is better to kill too many than not enough. later, we do not want to do this, but we're left with no choice. and finally -- i believe this will be my last entry. it is now friday, july 22nd. within hour
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be over yet for the media mogul at the center of this scandal, rupert murdoch. martin fletcher has the latest from martin. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch today, heading home to america after what he called the most humbled day of his life. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind parliament's emergency session where prime minister david cameron -- >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired communication chief andy coulson, former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he would not have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in brilliant is that murdoch c
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
martin fletcher has been covering the story from the start. he's with us tonight from oslo. martin, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. norway's police today said fewer people have been killed than thought, not 93, but 76, with some still missing. that is small relief for a country that can hardly believe what just happened. anders breivik was brought to court this morning, the face of a mass killer. police described him as calm and unaffected. breivik admitted he carried out the killings but claimed he was not guilty. the judge ordered him held in custody for eight weeks, the first four in solitary confinement. an hour earlier, across norway, two minutes of silence for the victims. later, a mass in memory of the victims was canceled at the last minute, too many people came. >> i think we're trying to take the city back to show human energy after such a powerful and vicious act. >> reporter: but then, chilling news. police revealed breivik told them there were two other terror cells. in his 1,500 page manifesto posted on the internet last week, breivik wrote in 2002 he met wi
NBC
Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
dialogue about french attitudes toward women and sex. now the shock of this latest news. martin fletcher joins me now from paris. martin? >> reporter: hi, kate. france is buzzing today, nobody here is saying strauss-kahn is guilty or innocent. but they do say that the rush to judgment was never fair, and the latest news proves it. the news hit france, as they say here, like a thunderbolt, special reports on all fv networks. the case has rivoted france. it brought down the man who was favored to be the country's next president. to some in this cafe, the sudden twist is a morality lesson. one should have waited before judging people and destroying someone's life in seconds. others were less kind. >> i feel anyway his image is rocked. >> reporter: nevertheless there is a fever of speculation today in france. will strauss-kahn come home vindicated? might he still have a shot at being president? his political colleague a former education minister thinks so. >> he's a good man, a good candidate. >> reporter: it isn't just politics, though. after strauss-kahn was arrested, hundreds of french women to
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
in custody, here's nbc news correspondent martin fletcher from oslo. >> reporter: norway is in mourning today, trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting, as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled from safety. at least 85 murdered. >> he was just like going around killing people like it was nothing. >> reporter: police today said the suspect hunted the victims, aged from 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before or anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind timothy mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away, dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
unibomber ted kaczyns kaczynski. nbc's martin fletcher reports on why the suspect says he did what he did. >> reporter: the king and queen of norway, government leaders, attended a memorial service today in oslo khalid r cathedra 93 victims. the killer said he wanted to change norwegian society. turned out just hours before the bombing in oslo, when he killed seven people with his homemade bomb, he posted on the internet a manifesto explaining what he wanted. what he wanted, he said, is essentially to change norwegian society. he wants to stop muslim immigration into europe. and he hopes that this attack, he said, would focus attention on his political issues. yesterday his lawyer had said that suspect who will appear in court -- be arraigned in court on monday said he found these attacks to be awful but necessary. tomorrow in court in oslo we'll see the suspect actually appearing in court. it should make for dramatic moments. of course, this nation is in shock. >> this just does not happen here. it's -- this is going to take time, i think, to -- to come to terms with and get a han
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the place where families have come to identify victims or wait for news of those still missing. here they are looking for answers. initially the teenagers thought it had to be a prank. >> he came and started to shoot and we all thought it was a joke. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was -- it was like not high sound shootings, it was like silencer or something. so it sounded like fireworks. >> reporter: the reality was horrifying. >> he just was like shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. but it feels like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: as the massacre continued to
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
trapped in that chaos with text messages between a mother and her daughter. nbc's martin fletcher reports again tonight from oslo. >> reporter: from the moment of the huge bomb blast in oslo recorded here on a shop security camera, to the gun attack at the summer camp, the self-confessed killer anders breivik expected to be caught. he told his lawyer he was surprised to make it to the island, 40 minutes drive away, and once he started shooting the teenagers, surprised at how long it took the police to stop him. at least one hour. what that delay meant for the terrified teenagers can be seen from the text messages of one of the survivors, julie bremners, to her equally terrified mother at home in the north of norway. >> i felt really helpless, really helpless. >> reporter: friday, 5:42 in the afternoon, mary ann got the text message from hell. >> tell the police it is a maniac here. who is shooting. they have to hurry. >> reporter: five minutes later, mommy, tell the police that they must be quick. people are dying here. mother, the police know and they have had many calls. give us a sign
NBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
about the motive and who may be responsible. nbc's martin fletcher is monitoring developments for us from our london bureau tonight. martin, what's the latest? >> lester, norway's prime minister called for calm and unity in this difficult time. norway, of course, known as a small, peaceful country. that was shattered today in the hardest way. it is the worst attack on norway since world war ii. 3:30 in the heart of the capital, a massive bomb blast outside the prime minister's office. at least seven dead, 100 wounded. debris over half a mile away. across the street, the oil ministry was in flames. >> buildings were on fire. it was complete chaos in the streets. we saw injured people being carried out of the building. >> the people were basically shocked. people were confused. people were asking what happened, how could this happen? and they weren't really aware of what to do or where to go. >> reporter: police suspect a car bomb and with fear of more bombs, police warn people, leave the city center or stay at home. two hours later, another attack, on an island an hour away. a man dre
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 11:00am PDT
to nbc's martin fletcher in london who is following the latest for us. martin, one person we understand has been arrested in the shooting, and what do we know about the suspect? >> not too much, jeff, at the moment except for apparently he is a norwegian national, so there was of course some concern if this is an al qaeda attack or attack by foreigners, but it appears that the man arrested is a norwegian national. he was dressed up as a police officer. he was asking young people at a youth camp there on the island for their identity papers and then suddenly opened fire with an automatic weapon killing as far as we know at the moment four young people. it was a labor camp and sorry, political party, the labor movement was holding a youth camp. what is interesting is that the norwegian prime minister was supposed to be talking at that camp tomorrow. and of course, it was a norwegian prime minister's office that was targeted also in the oslo bomb, jeff. >> do we think that the two attacks are linked at all? it is hard to believe they wouldn't be, but any indication of that? >> w
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
and deal with it for the good of the country. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live in london. martin, this is good old fashioned partisan politics that we saw take place in the house of commons today? >> that's right. it's a fascinating session in parliament. still going on by the way. cameron called for himself for three hours. he called for greater transparency among the media in parliament, relentless investigation of wrongdoing, in the media, police, politicians. he denied that he or his staff tried to stop and earlier police investigation into phone hacking and bribes. he said the police know they have his total backing wherever the investigation goes, including where it concerns the man he hired to be his communications chief, andy coleson. >> martin, what i thought was fascinating was how he was trying to link this a little bit to labor and say, hey, wait a minute, this happened on your watch too. >> well, absolutely, but the problem that cameron has is that by hiring that guy, andy coleson who was the former editor of the "news of the world" apparently possibly knowing about
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
rise there in oslo. nbc's martin fletcher is following the developments from london. what do you have, martin? >> the bomb seems to targeted oslo's main government building. 17 stories high. yet almost all the windows blown out. the office of norway's prime minister was damaged. he wasn't in his office and he wasn't hurt. although there are reports that at least eight people injured. two deaths reported so far. there's also reports that some people may be trapped inside the building. it's in the city center, an area of office buildings, caves, shops. damage spread over half a mile. there was panic when the bomb exploded. people knock over chairs in caves running away. they were afraid that could be another explosion. nobody did claim responsibility yet. there are investigations by the police into whether or not the bomb was a car bomb. earlier this month norweigian police areased three men suspect of the planning bomb attacks in oslo. at the time they said they may have had connections with al qaeda, but that's pure speculation. >> i'm getting a note from the associated press tha
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
several people are being detained in a police raid connected to the attacks. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo for us this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lester. several people detained. the police are investigating whether or not the killer did have help making the bomb in oslo. and also they're looking for potentially another shooter on this island here where the children were killed. now, this morning, the king, the queen of norway, the government leaders, all of them at a memorial for the 93 victims. where the man who did it said he wanted to change norwegian society. norway is in mourning trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting as norway's prime minister said a paradise island that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled to safety from the worst shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ag
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
learning more about some of the victims. nbc's martin fletcher is ins a lo with more. good morning, martin. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it's taken five days to begin releasing the names of the victi victims. so much confusion here. announced from 93 to 76, some relief, and all the while norway has been gripped by shock and confusion. here they say it flowers. oslo cathedral has been the focus of norway's grief. only now five days after the bombing and the massacre are they putting faces to the anguish. names of the victims are being released, mostly politically engaged teenagers. they say here the best of a generation. dead, a dancer, 20-year-old who made it on to norway's "got talent." 19-year-old halle, a student politician. this boy's family called him a big bear, killed trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, whom people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he had never seen such internal destruction. survivors may be traumatized.
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
there's no details about who placed this bomb today in oslo. >> martin fletcher, thank you so much for that update. we'll continue to follow that breaking news. >>> meanwhile a devastating crash between a tractor-trailer and a tour bus on the new york state throughway. one person confirmed dead, 20 people were hospitalized. both vehicles were destroyed by the fire halfway between rochester and syracuse. it has been a bad year. 32 people have been killed in 17 tour bus accidents. >>> pentagon leaders reportedly set to tell congress the military is now ready to carry out a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. according to published reports, the move means a formal repeal would go into effect in 60 days. the defense secretary and the joint chiefs chairman are required to certify the policy change will not affect military preparedness. >>> some new court documents show arnold schwarzenegger does not want to pay his estranged wife, maria shriver, spousal support or attorney fees as they end their 25-year marriage. the dispute is expected to have little impact on the divorce since the couple is
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 8:00am EDT
. we'll have a live report from martin fletcher in oslo in just a few minutes from now. >>> it is not just about discomfort. one health official says it's all about survival. the sweltering heat wave bringing much of the country to a boil has claimed at least two dozen lives. that would include a west point cadet. at least 60 cities across the northeast alone have been issued poor air quality warnings. the national weather service is warning that temperatures will keep the mercury skyrocketing well into the 90s, even triple digits in several states, including parts of indiana, new jersey, and new york. let's go live now to atlanta and nbc's tom trong who has this report. tom, good morning. >> reporter: the horrible heat. >> very hot. we've been up aught all night. >> reporter: in new york city highs will be around 100, but if are you working off the heat index, which combines the air temperature and relative humidity, it will feel like 104. yesterday records broke. 104 in the big apple. 10 newark, emergency new jersey. >> just trying to stay cool. i usually don't come outside much, bu
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2011 8:00am PDT
attack at the summer camp. martin fletcher is live for us in norway on the phone. martin, let's get to the latest. police are saying first off about this man in custody. what do we know? >> reporter: alex, he's a 32-year-old norwegian, which was a sfriz about all the speculation about islamic interests. interestingly enough he changed his facebook page a week ago and he described himself as christian and conservative. he said his favorite hobby is hunting, and the police suspect that he was the person responsible for the bomb in oslo first. in may he's said to have bought six tons of the materials used in that bombing. then he drove to the island where the summer camp, obviously, was taking place, and opened up on the kids there. that's the direction of the police investigation going at the moment, of course it's at the suspect stage at moment, alex. >> what about the other suspect? this is only relative to the shooting spree at the summer camp and not necessarily relative to helping building a successful car bomb in downtown oslo? >> at the moment that's all speculation, because if so
NBC
Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm EDT
life, and he kept his plans to himself. martin fletcher with the latest on the investigation from oslo. >> reporter: after six days, police called off the hunt for bodies and missing, there is one still missing person on the island where the massacre took place. at the same time now, the government of the prime minister again has called for a commission of inquiry into the events of friday's attack. the bombing in central oslo and the massacre on the island, 40 minutes' drive away from here. one of the key issues they're going to be investigating, and they say the inquiry could take as long as a year is a question of the police response to the emergency. >> i don't think we had any chance to be there any closer than we made it. >> reporter: it took at least one hour from the moment the police got word of the attack on the island for them to get to the island and stop the killer. within two minutes of arriving on the island, they were able to stop anders breivik. they found him in a clearing in the forest with his hands up, and his guns on the ground with ammunition. he clearly did
NBC
Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
about the session. martin fletcher reports. >> reporter: the murdochs look happy to be home after tuesday's grilling by british parliament members. a new york welcome. >> nice left, wendi. >> reporter: the slap heard across the world. as for britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they recessed until september 5. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch, by a long shot. >> the long-term effects on news corp. are difficult to see, mistakes were clearly made. it's cost them a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost a lot more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for news corp. but their support, from a biggest outside investor. of he said the company remains, quote, a valuable and long-term investment. as for the glimpse into the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, a recent and rare interview of the couple on chinese tv revealed more how they met. >> she interpreted for me as we went around china, and who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like that? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the head
NBC
Jul 26, 2011 7:00pm EDT
about why his client, a 32-year-old extremist went on this killing rampage. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo with information about a man that seems to live in a world of his own. martin, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. while the memorial candles and flowers here at oslo cathedral is a focus of the grief, the police are urging the confessed killer's claim that there are two more terror cells in norway. he's not cooperating and he insists he won't say anything about anything until he gets the food he wants. a picture is emerging of a manipulative cold-hearted killer who planned a massacre and bomb attacks for years. and as breivik told his lawyer, to strengthen himself for his deadly mission he took drugs to keep himself awake and strong. the lawyer explained how behave he could admit to the killing but not murder. >> he believes that he's in a war. he believes when you're in a war you can do things like that without pleading guilty. >> breivik calls his war "a crusade" to stop muslims from emigrating to europe. he sees himself as a hero who struck the first blow in the war f
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
terror attacks that targeted the government center and an island youth camp. nbc's martin fletcher tells us how this all unfolded, starting first with a massive explosion in downtown oslo. >> reporter: it's the worst attack on norway since world war ii. 3:30 in the heart of the capital a massive bomb blast outside the prime minister's office. debris over half a mile away. across the street, the oil ministry was in flames. >> buildings were on fire. it was complete chaos in the streets. we saw injured people being carried out of the buildings. >> most of the people were basically shocked. people were confused. people were asking what happened. how could this happen? and they weren't really aware of what to do or where to go. >> reporter: police suspect a car bomb, and with fear of more bombs, police warned people, leave the city center or stay at home. two hours later, another attack on an island an hour away. a man dressed as a policeman approached a crowd of youths attending a summer camp. he pulled out an automatic weapon and sprayed them with bullets. children jumped off the rocks to
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 2:30am PDT
now tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight, i would not have offered him the job and he expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: he was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it is engulfing britain's media, police and politics. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives. two dozen meetings in less than two years. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch. >> might say the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the
NBC
Jul 22, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. "the new york times" says he's an affluent farmer. martin fletcher reports that police arrested him after the blast on an island summer camp for kids after he gunned down as many as 80 people there. >> reporter: it's the worst attack on norway since world war ii. 3:30 in the heart of the capital, a massive bomb blast outside the prime minister's office. at least seven dead, 100 wounded. debris overhalf a mile away. across the street, the oil ministry was in flames. >> buildings were on fire. it was complete chaos in the streets. we saw injured people being carried out of the building. >> people were shocked and confused, asking what happened, how could this happen? and they weren't really -- they didn't know what to do. >> reporter: police expected a car bomb and with fear of more bombs, police warned people leave the city center or stay at home. two hours later, another attack on an island an hour away. a man dressed as a policeman approached a crowd of youths attending a summer camp. he pulled out an automatic reupon and sprayed them with bullets. children jumped off rocks to swim
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. you can see a full report from nbc's martin fletcher on our website, nightly.msnbc.com. >>> president obama today spoke out about the haunting images and heart breaking stories we have been bringing you every day this week from somalia and other nations in east africa. millions of people are at risk of starving to death in the midst of famine. and the president today said the crisis has not gotten the attention that it should here in the u.s. we intend to keep covering the story. tonight, more on the children caught in a situation so dire, many are being abandoned. nbc's rohit kachroo has been covering the story for weeks and has our report. >> reporter: it is the children of east africa suffering most during this famine. and though it might not seem it, these are the lucky ones, with their families, they made it to the hospital for help. for those who don't, their fate is often far worse. that was almost the case with this 1-month-old, but when he was 4 days old, he was abandoned by the side of a dusty road near dadaab. his mother likely died from hunger along the way. but he was fou
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of what takes place when someone is on the chopping block. >> reporter: that's right. it was pretty raucous today but his career is not really in danger. it's certainly a rough time for the prime minister david cameron and the focus shifted from murdoch to the prime minister today. in the prime minister's case it's about poor judgment at least as far as we know so far and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of the "news of the world" as his communications chief, even though coulson may have known about the phone hacking. cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway and then coulson had to resign and last week he was arrested. so the bottom line for the leader of the opposition, he said in parliament that cameron was, quote, guilty of a gross error in judgment. cameron said if he had to do it over again, he would
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